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Father of midwife murdered by Boko Haram hails her humanitarian work

Maiduguri - The father of a young midwife executed by Boko Haram has blasted the jihadists for killing his daughter, hailing on Wednesday the "immense help" she gave to her community and expressing hope for the safe release of other hostages.

Boko Haram kills second kidnapped aid worker in Nigeria: Red Cross

Abuja - Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female Red Cross worker in northeast Nigeria in a "despicable act of cruelty", the agency said on Tuesday, a month after militants murdered one of her colleagues.

Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria: govt

Abuja - Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female aid worker in northeast Nigeria, the government said on Monday, a month after one of her colleagues was murdered.

Nigeria imposes travel ban on 'high-profile' graft suspects

Abuja - Nigeria on Saturday ordered its security agencies to put some 50 high-profile graft suspects on a watch list and prevent them from leaving the country.

High-profile candidates eye upset at Nigeria vote

Lagos - One is a former UN official and deputy a governor of Nigeria's central bank. The other is an ex-World Bank vice-president who now campaigns for the release of Boko Haram kidnap victims.

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's anti-corruption crusader

Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari swept to power on a wave of optimism in 2015, becoming the first opposition candidate in Nigerian history to defeat a sitting president.

Nigeria's Buhari to face political heavyweight in re-election bid

Port Harcourt - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will run for re-election in February 2019 against former vice president Atiku Abubakar, a Muslim from the country's north who was nominated on Sunday as the main opposition party's poll contender.

Nigerian prostitution network dismantled in France

Paris - French police said Friday they have dismantled a Nigerian prostitution and trafficking network suspected of collecting and laundering tens of millions of euros across the country.

Vietnam makes fresh ivory, pangolin haul from Nigeria

Hanoi - Vietnam has seized eight tonnes of pangolin scales and elephant ivory shipped from Nigeria, police said Friday, the second such haul in a week in a country which both consumes and trafficks huge volumes of endangered African wildlife.

UN bars Nigerian peacekeeper for sexually exploiting woman

New York - A Nigerian policeman who served as a UN peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been sent home and barred from peacekeeping after an investigation found he had sexually exploited a woman, a UN spokesman said Tuesday.

Nigerian migrants rescued after Libya cell video goes viral

Lagos - Nigerian migrants held in Libya were rescued after releasing a video from their cell that went viral on social media and caught the attention of authorities.

Nigerian migrants rescued after Libya cell video goes viral

Lagos - Nigerian migrants held in Libya were rescued after releasing a video from their cell that went viral on social media and caught the attention of authorities.

Opposition cries foul in Nigeria governorship runoff vote

Lagos - Nigerian opposition parties cried foul late Thursday as the country's electoral commission failed to publish official results for runoff governorship elections in the southwestern Osun state.

Nigerian governorship vote ends in a stalement: official

Osogbo - The governorship election in southwest Nigeria's Osun state ended in a stalemate on Sunday when the nation's electoral body failed to declare a clear winner.

Nigeria's Buhari under fire over 'astronomic' fuel subsidy bill

Lagos - It's only September but Nigerians are already dreading Christmas. For years, the holiday season has been marred by paralysing fuel shortages, grinding business to a halt.

'Attack' on Swiss ship off the Nigerian coast: Bern

Port Harcourt - A Swiss-operated ship has been attacked off the coast of Nigeria, Switzerland's foreign ministry said late Saturday, amid reports that 12 crew members had been kidnapped by pirates.

Nigerians vote to elect governor of key southwest state

Osogbo - Voters in the southwestern Nigerian state of Osun went to the polls on Saturday to elect a new governor amid growing concerns about free and fair voting, six months ahead of a presidential election.

Italian court convicts two in Nigeria oil corruption case

Milan - A Milan judge on Thursday sentenced two men to four years in prison in the first ruling of a corruption case involving oil giants Eni and Shell in Nigeria, a judicial source said.

Anger over national carrier launch suspension in Nigeria

Lagos - Leading figures in Nigeria's aviation industry voiced shock and anger Thursday after plans to relaunch a national airline, 15 years after the collapse of a former flag carrier, were placed on hold.

Nigeria's Davido gets on the political campaign trail

Lagos - He's the Nigerian star of Afropop, feted across Africa and the globe as a multi-millionaire singer-songwriter and record producer.

Nigeria claims 'normalcy restored' after Boko Haram attack

Kano - Nigeria's military on Sunday said it had restored order after Boko Haram fighters took control of a town in the country's remote northeast, sparking fears about the group's resurgence.

Nigeria claims 'normalcy restored' after Boko Haram attack

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Sunday said it had restored order after Boko Haram fighters took control of a town in the country's remote northeast, sparking fears about the group's resurgence.

Boko Haram captures Nigerian town after troop attack

Kano - Boko Haram jihadists were in control of a town in northeast Nigeria on Saturday after sacking a military base, in the latest attack that raises questions about claims they are weakened to the point of defeat.

Boko Haram captures Nigerian town: sources

Kano - Boko Haram jihadists have taken over a town in northeast Nigeria after sacking and occupying a military base, local officials and security sources told AFP on Saturday.

Cholera kills 14 in NE Nigeria: official

Kano - Cholera has killed 14 people with almost 400 hospitalised in the past week in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, the Borno state health commissioner said on Wednesday. "As of today, 5th September...

Criticism over huge fees for Nigerian election hopefuls

Abuja - Nigeria's two main political parties are asking election hopefuls to pay huge fees for the chance to stand at next year's general election, in a move criticised as favouring the rich and well-connected.

Death toll hits 48 in Boko Haram attack on Nigeria troops: sources

Kano - The death toll from a Boko Haram attack on a Nigerian army post on the border with Niger has risen to 48, military sources said on Monday.

30 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram raid: military sources

Kano - At least 30 Nigerian soldiers died in combat with Boko Haram jihadists who overran a military base in the northeast near the border with Niger, two military sources told AFP on Saturday.

11 million in urgent need in Lake Chad region: NGOs

Lagos - Eleven million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid in the Lake Chad region following nine years of Boko Haram violence, a dozen NGOs warned Thursday.

Nigeria must stop unlawful arrests, detentions: Amnesty

Lagos - Amnesty International on Thursday accused Nigeria's government of carrying out unlawful arrests and practising "enforced disappearance" -- detention without trial -- to suppress dissent.
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